Some Resources For Linux Privilege Escalation

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Finding exploit code

http://www.exploit-db.com

http://1337day.com

http://www.securiteam.com

http://www.securityfocus.com

http://www.exploitsearch.net

http://metasploit.com/modules/

http://securityreason.com

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/

Finding more information regarding the exploit

http://www.cvedetails.com

http://packetstormsecurity.org/files/cve/[CVE]

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=[CVE]

http://www.vulnview.com/cve-details.php?cvename=[CVE]

(Quick) “Common” exploits. Warning. Pre-compiled binaries files. Use at your own risk

http://web.archive.org/web/20111118031158/http://tarantula.by.ru/localroot/

http://www.kecepatan.66ghz.com/file/local-root-exploit-priv9/

Mitigations

Is any of the above information easy to find?

Try doing it! Setup a cron job which automates script(s) and/or 3rd party products

Is the system fully patched?

Kernel, operating system, all applications, their plugins and web services

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
yum update

Are services running with the minimum level of privileges required?

For example, do you need to run MySQL as root?

Scripts Can any of this be automated?!

http://pentestmonkey.net/tools/unix-privesc-check/

http://labs.portcullis.co.uk/application/enum4linux/

http://bastille-linux.sourceforge.net

Other (quick) guides & Links

Enumeration

http://www.0daysecurity.com/penetration-testing/enumeration.html

http://www.microloft.co.uk/hacking/hacking3.htm

Misc

http://pentest.cryptocity.net/files/operations/2009/post_exploitation_fall09.pdf